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Boost For The Great Inter-
Mountain Festival*
VOL. 5.
Negotiations arc pending between the
owners of the Lotus group in Russel
gulch, end the Newbouse tunnel com
pany having for its object the drivng
ahead of the tunnel breast six hundred
feet to intersect the Feck lode, it being
claimed by the owner to be the prin
cipal ore body of the group. All of the
details in regard to the matter that can
he attended to at this end of the line
have been completed and the papers and :
matter have been referred to the tunnel ,
projectors in Denver and Salt
City. The Lotus group consist of twenty
seven patented claims, and is owned by ;
Sternberger brothers of Philadelphia.
The property ha* been idle for some
vears owing to the vast amount of wat
er and expense entailed in it* removal. |
The group adj uns the Stratog* prop
erty on the north and so far as de- j
veloped gives evidence of fully equal an j
amount of high average values.
As aooO as the tunnel cuts the prop
erty the owners will drift both east and j
west from the tunnel level on the Lotus '
veins. and prosecute vigorously a
thorough development of the entire j
network of fissures.
Beyond question should the Newliouse
tunnel be driven to reach the Lotus,
group, work will not be stopped at the
face until the objective point, Quartz hill, j
is reached. as the distance is
approximately 7,0*>0 feet. The owners J
of property on the line of tbe tunnel on
Quartz hill, M-ring Ihr advantage* of I
drainage and transportation through tbi*
artery will use every endeavor to help j
the protect, and tnus complete the gigan- j
tic scheme originating in the fertile brain j
of tbe promotor many years ago.
Tuesday morning a force of men .
was put to work timbering the late* a! on j
the Saratoga vein, prior to the awarding j
of a contract for the continuance of tbe i
drift on the vein to connect with the
mine workings. Quite a number of
samples have been taken of the vein
matter, all confirming the report exclu
sively in last week's Siftings, that it is
the greatest strike ever made in the his
tory of tbe district. Samples of the
mill dirt from two feet of the vein Toes
day, gave returns of 0.54 ounces gold,
seven ounces and six per cent,
copper, a grose value of $32.63 per ton.
Samples from four feet ol the vein gave
returns of 0.7 b ounce gold, and seven j
per cent, copper, or a gross value of :
$24 35 per too. Neither of tbe samples
contained any of the solid copper-iron j
smeltmg ore. the streak of which Carnes
values of from S6O to SIOO per ton. Tbe j
entire product from the vein will be f
shipped direct to the smelters, and does
not require sorting. It is of a very de
sirable character for smelting on account
of the copper contents, and commands a
small treatment charge.
It is estimated by those in po
sition to know, that enough ore baa
been extracted from the heading, and
thrown over the dump, to more than pay
for the total cost of the work per
formed in tnakirg the connec
tion. The work was done under con
tract and no attention was paid to the
values in the ore. Every ponnd of ore
extracted will be saved, and the owners.
Messrs. Morgan and Owen, will realize a
handsome profit over the cost of doing
tbe dead work of making the connection
with the upper workings.
A. A. Ireland, of Golden, was in the
city Tnesday and made a personal in
spection of the strike. He was greatly
pleased with tbe unexpected showing
sad stated tbe strike would he very
aatisfatory information for his Eastern
associates for whom he bolds an option
on the property.
Junior Reception.
The Juniors gave a reception to the
Seniors at the High acnool last evening,
the rooms being decorated in the Junior
colors, red and white. Many different
games were indulged in and delicious
refreshments were served. The follow
ing program was rendered:
Senior Class Prophecy Mias Weaver
Toast to the School Prof. Potter
Toast to Faculty Helen Roberts
Toast to Seniors Bernard Brace
Toast to Juniors Jnlia Reed
Toast to Our Swosthearta.. .Miss Gardner
Toast to Onr Gradaatas.. Jlr. Robertsoe
Duet .Him Gardner and Prof. Potter
Piano Se!o Helen Roberts
The following were present: Mr. Potter,
Mr. Robertson, Miss Weaver, Mias Gard
ner, Mrs. Bowman, Mrs. Mason, Misses
Jnlia Read, Helena O'Rourke, Eva Cam
eron, Maud Bennie, Beatrice Rale, May
Krout, Florence Rant, Fannie Gilmore,
Eva Martin, Helen Roberta, May Fabian,
Idaho Springs Siftings.
! Carl Knoettge arrived last night from
Boulder for a short visit.
| Mr. and Mra. A. H. Roller were pas
sengers for tbe valley this morning.
Clarence Malmstrom. of Central City,
was over this week for several days.
Senator Roberts returned Thursday
evening from a weeks visit in Denver.
George K McClelland returned Wed
nesday evening from his Eastern trip.
Andrew Norton returned to his
home to Cauon City Wednesday after
J. H. Shepherd was a visitor to the
capital city Thursday and Friday of this
Attorney W. C. Mathews, of Central
City, was over Wednesday on legal
S M. Bon terns, of the Old Town, was
up from Denver for a couple of days
this week.
I). E. Wykoff was a passenger for
the metropolitan city Wednesday
Miss Joaie I-eary, of Denver, spent
several days in the city this week visit
ing with relatives.
Jno. G Kemp, local manager of the
Independent sampler, spent several days
in l>enver this week.
Prof. J W. spent Wednes
day in the city, in the interests of the
State Agricultural college.
Dr Ma Edit Busb, tUe osteopath, now
! occupies the residence of Dr. George
Atcheson on Colorado Street.
N. A. Short left Thursday afternoon
j for Port Morgan. He refused to tell
even the color of the young lady's bair.
j The Big Five has had a force of work
men engaged this week in setting out
trees on its property on the hanks of
| Soda Creek.
' Mias Mildred Richards accompanied
1 Mra M. Barry to Ward, Colorado, and
she expects to remain with her for
the Summer.
| As—yer A. C. Dart —turned Saturday
| evening from Rock Island, Illinois,
where be was called on account of the
death of his father.
Secretary N. C. Merrill, and Booster
Alfred Patek, of tbe Big Five, came ut>
from Denvrr Thursday, to get inspira
tion from the mountain ozone.
Wehb Patton, f rmerly newspaper man
of this city, is now located in Georgetown
where he is looking after tbe publicity
de partmeut of the Board of Mines.
Geo. T. Waltman is making some ex
tensive improvement on his property in
! Grass Valley. The house ba» been
raised a story and several rooms added.
j The weekly dances given at the Troc
adero by Manager Moscript are growing
! very popular, and tbe one given Wed-
I ne»d»y night was a most enjoyable affair.
J. M. Price, of the Brackett (Texas)
News, spent a few hours in the city
Monday. The gentleman is making a
trip through Colorado in search of a
newspaper location.
E. D. Quigley, of Denver, spent sev
eral days in camp this week, arrang
ing for extensive operations on l?is
Virginia canon properties, and for tbe
erection of a plant of machinery.
Cashier P. E. Angove of the First
National bank, spent Sunday and Mon
day down in the valley in the vaciuity
of Greeley where he renewed acquain
tances with his relatives and friends.
DA. Bairy and mother, Mrs M.
Barry, left yesterday for Francis, Colo
rado, where Mr. Barry has accepted an
important assign men t superintendent
of the property of the Big Five at that
F. E. Himrod, of New York City, ar
rived Wednesday on bis annual tour
of inspection in this district where be
h— many interests. Mr. Himrod pro
ceeded to Georgetown, where in com
pans with Mr. Hanchett, the plant of
tbe United Light and Power company
was visited.
A special train has been arranged for
by tbe Masonic lodge in order to allow
the members to visit their brethren at
Georgetown tonight and return to their
homes at the close of the meeting. The
train will leave this city at 6:ls p. m, and
and returning leave Georgetown at 13:30
a. m. A rate of SI.OO has been made
for round trip.
Mrs. George HsJtermau, of Lamartine,
slipped and fell at that place Wednesday
afternoon, sustaining a badly sprained
knee. A teem from the Noxon and
Wood stables brought the woman to this
city, whs— rbe reesived medical at
tention. It waa at first believed that she
had broken her leg in two places, but
maiaatfas rtisrloarrt nothing mo—
Laid Up For Repairs.
While employed at the machine shop#
of the Consolidated Gem Mines company
last Tuesday, s flying bit of steel entered
the right foot of Fred Waiwo at the
ankle, inflicting a painful wound, and
necessitating the retirement from service
of that gentleman for some time. While
not necessarily of a dangerous nature,
the wound is an annoying one.
A Small Blaze.
The little used fire alarm ay sty m and
fire department were roused from their
lethargy last Monday noon in response
to an alarm from box 36, on Seventeenth
avenue and Colorado street A flue in
the building used by A. Hamilton Col
burn was the cause. The Colburn crew
by prompt work with a garden
hose succeeded in putting the fire bors
de combat by the time the department
arrived and the damage was very alight.
Eight years ago last month, a similar
blaze in the same place called out the
Rathbone Sisters Choose Officers.
At a regular aud well attended session
of the Rathbonr Sisters, heid last Wed
nesday evening, the following officers
were se ected: Mr*. O. F.J. Deyscnroth.
Most Excellent Chief; Mrs A. A Selleck.
Senior; Mrs. El'en Terrill, Junior; Mr*
Virginia White. Manager; Mrs. Maggie
Allen, Inntr -Guard; Miss Ana Ciuae,
Outer Guard; Mrs. Nello Boyd. Keeper ot
Records; Mrs. A. 11. Page. Mistress of
of Finance; Mrs Gerturde Nelson, dele
gate, and Mrs. Kate Knowles, alternate
to the state meeting to he held in Colo
rado Springs in June.
Sneak Thieves After Amalgam
Shortly after nine o'clock last Satur
day night, three men, one of whom
earned a rifle, attempted to rob tbe
Little Mattie Mill on Chicago creek of
$1,500 worth of gold amalgam. They
wete discovered by the Chinese servant
who gave au alarm, and although they
hart gatherer! 'hr amalgam m a large
can, in their haste to escape it was left
in the window sdl.
An eutrauce was effected through a
rear wndow, the men evidently bring
lamtliar with tbe fact that the amalgam
waa kept in the office and that Manager
\V S. Leebrick ia usually in this city on
Saturday nights. The desk was broken
open in which the amalgam was kept in
a number of small receptacles, ami it
had all been emptied into a large can
which was left behind in their hurried
The can of amalgam weighed over
twenty pounds A iutml>erof cartridge
shells were left on the floor of the office,
and a stick of dynamite with fuse and
caps attached waa found lying up n
tbe safe. Although the meu were seen
by a numlier of rmpl .yea as they marie
their escape up Cottonwood gulch, but a
meager diacriptmn of the burglars was
An Improved Mill Machine.
Calvin G. Weller, a millman employed
at the Jackson mill in this city, has just
been granted a patent for a de-waten/rr
and sizer, which will solve a difficult
problem in milling. At the present
time four of the machines are in oper
ation in the Jackson mill and are doing
excellent work. One i* in use to filter
the water from Chicago Creek which is
used for the finishing tables. The water
from tbe Chicago creek pipe line is far
from clear, as the tail races of both tlie
Little Mattie and the Allen mills dis
charge into the creek. This water after
passing through this process is almost
clear enough for drinking purposes.
Three other machines are in use, and
are making such a aeperation of tbe tna
terial that three tables are handling tbe
pulp naually delivered to five tables, and
the large revolving buddies in const
quence have bnt little mineral to save.
The device consists of a wooden tank
five feet in length and tapering to a
point at the bottom. Is this a drum
covered with canvas cloth revolves, and
and a hollow perforated shaft allows the
almost clear water to discharge at
either end from the hollow abaft. The
pulp which is retained in the tank can
then be delivered to the tables at any
desired conaistancf. The device is in
expensive to bnild and to operate, and
requires bnt little attention. The small
space which it occupies ia also a great
One of the moat difficult problems of
the milling business is the elimination ot
the slimes which ia done more or less
imperfectly at the present time by means
of hydraulic sizers, classifiers and set-;
tliag tanks. The Weller dc-waterizer j
sad sizer not only filters the water but l
siz— at the same time, and any de
aired firm seas of palp can be delivered
to the tables, the device thereby having
advantages over other aparatns now in
nee. Mr. Weller has sot yet granted
any right# to his device, bat a number
of asillmea, who have aaea the excellent
vo—lta obtained, a— negotiating for the
Bee of the de-sraterizer.
Landed No Plums.
The athletes of the local high school
failed to land any of the prizes at the
Interscolastic field day sports at Boulder
last Saturday, owing to the fact they
were placed in competition with con-
Contestauts of much mature age and ex
perience in that line. However the boys
hiadc a good showing, which indicates
tli»*t with practice they will not be
handicapped another year.
Death of Mr. Freestone.
Mrs C. T. McDaniel received tbe sad
icteligence on Tuesday of tbe death of
her father, Albert H. Freestone, at Lodi,
New York, on Monday, of Bright’s dis-
Mr. Freestone wa9 well known
in this city and for many years was en
fc. din business. He is survived by a
Wife and three daughters, two of whom
arc wiih their mother on the Freestone
family farm, and Mrs. C. T. McDaniel of
this city. Deceased was a member in
Rood standing of tbe local lodge of
Woodmen at the time of his death, and
has also a member of the Masonic
fraternity, buying taken a demit from
tbe local lodge of Masons when he de
ci .1 to make his future home in New
Y**rk state.
Black Eagle Prosperous.
The Bl tok Eagle mine on Chicago
tn main is *»ill shipping large quantities
jof re to tbe sampler. The ore was
Opened in the fourth level east of the
Black Eagle shaft, ami the streak is from
three to four feet in width, all of a smelt
ir>; grade. The mine is owned by the
Amt :ean ('.old Standard Mining ami
Milling company, and tbe company has a
forty-ton mill on Chicago creek equipped
With a cyanide plant, which was success
ful- oj*er.*ted until the property was
#xh mated of ore Some month* ago
Rh< <i t brothers resumed operations in a
Mi 1 way, with the result that the pres
ent large laxly of ore was opened up.
The ore is identical in appexrance with
th > produced from the Bismarck some
feu* ago, and also c trrie* tbe same aver
age values. It is believed that the ore
sir -t is the continuation of that in the
Bismarck mine.
Memorial Day.
Arrangementa have liern made by
th- veterans of the Civil war. f««r the ob
redrStrtW f Memorial d*v. May 30.
Tbe City Ccuncil at a special meeting
held last Monday evening, appropriated
* sum of money for music and appointed
Chas. F. Dev.'an Sr. as marshal of the
The committee in charge has. secured
peakers i«nd everything ts going for
ward to have everything ready for the
xcercises of the day. Invitations have
-een sent to the fraternal organizations
to take part and to send a representative
to a meeting to 1-e held at H p. ui. Mon
day evening at the City Council chamber
to make arrangements for the parade
ml program.
A set of flags will l»e presented by the
cbolars of High School to tbe veterans.
As there is no hand in existence in
'he city a band from outs.de will be se
cured and if none can l>e had there will
’>e no public parade but the graves will
be decorated and interesting excercises
will lie h* Id in tbe morning at the opera
house. Rev. Orton will preach the ser
mon to the veterans at the Methodist
church on Sunday evening May 28.
Fall details of the program sud parade
will be given in next weeks papers.
The May Festival
The closing numlorr of the series of
entertainments that have been given
during tbe winter months for tbe benefit
of tbe Carnegie lil»rary was the May
Festival Thursday evening, and in point
of enjoyment aud attendance surpassed
all other attractions. The two numbers
rendered by the Idaho Springs orchestra
demonstrated that the city now has a
musical organization of superior merit
and one of which the city may well be
Tbe solos of Mrs. Chas. Rrandstetter
and Miss Eliza Ellis were most excellent,
>joth singers admirably sustaining their
well deserved reputation as vocalists and
each was moat happy in their selections.
Tbe three chorus numbers excelled any
similar attempt ever made here and re
flects great credit upon Prof. Neupert,
who has labored faithfully to bring the
voices up to their present state of perfec
tion. It is very doubtful if there is in the
state a more complete musical organiza
tion than this, and surely not one in
which harmony is so perfect. Tbe selec
tions were all most difficult, but it would
have required a trained musical ear to
detect a flaw in the renditions. Too
mach praise cannot be given the individ
ual members and the instructor, and it is
to be hoped that the organization may be
maintained intact.
Delightful diversions were introduced
in tbe programme in the nature of a one
act sketch of s highly amusing character,
and the introduction of the 20th Century
Octet, trained by Mrs. O. W. Lowell, in
a oo—l and comical musical skit. Each
participant hi the— two numbers were
watt adapted to their parts and delighted
the audience.
Lewis Oliver, jr., was a Denver visitor ■
the fore part of this week.
James E. Bowden, of Denver was in
the city early in the week.
John Owen returned Tuesday morning,
after a week's business visit in the
Mrs. H. L. Robinson went to Deover
Wednesday for a tew days visit with rela
Paddy Fiuleon made a trip to the
metropolis Wednesday on business
Ben. F. Drink water, of Denver, was
in the city over Sunday, the guest of
Miss Keyes.
Mrs. Geo. I. Williams and Mrs. Clin*. ;
Rowe, spent the fore part of the week
the capital city.
Mrs. John Owen, who has been spend
ing the past week in Denver returned
home Wednesday evening.
Colonel John M. Dumont, of Denver,
one of the Clear Creek pioneers, was in ;
the city for a short time Monday.
Dad Cain was a p.**seager for Denver j
Wednesday morning, where he went to 1
meet an old friend from the East.
All-eft Edward St r aub, made a busi
j ness visit to the metropolis on Mondav I
; to squander some of his surplus wealth.
Mr. Albert Menbennct, returned
Tuerduy where he has been s]teuding
, several weeks attending to business
; matters.
j F.d Knights and Frank Kooken depart
ed Thursday for Arizona, where they ex.
pect to grow wealthy in the mines of that
J R. Kigali, manager of the New Era
property at Freeland, came tip Tuesday
j from Denver, to note progress on his
j property.
Thos. Caney, who was injured last week 1
111 the Saratoga lateral, has so far re
covered as to l>e able to be about town
on crutches.
j Mrs. A. G Chamlwrlain, who has'
j hern spending the last month with rel
J atives in Texas, returned Wednesday
; evening much improved in health.
! The new Jackson Bar foundry, owned ,
by J hu Lewi*, is rapidly approaching j
completion, and will soon be in position
to handle all the business offered it.
A. A. Ireland, of Golden, who holds'
the option on thr Saratoga group for
' Eastern capitalists, was in the city Tues
day and Wednesuav on business matters ■
in connection with the transaction.
District court at Georgetown, has de
voted several days to the Forget t vs. New
hoti«e tunnel company case, tbe suit
being for damages growing out of the
death of Mr. Eckert, former husband of
Mrs. Forgett.
A gospel temperance service will be
held next Sunday evening. May ai, in
the Swedish Mission church on Colorado
iSt Temperance lecture by Rev. Matt
i son, viol to solos by Mr. Oscar Anderson
j accompanied by Prof. Geo. J. Neupert.
| Song* and recitations by other talent,
i Tbe services commence at 7:30 o'clock
j sharp.
Two buzz wagons have this week been
added to tbe conveyances of Idaho
Springs. A. Bossa is the owner of one*
which be will equip for sight seeing ex
peditions for tourists during tbe summer
months, while C. A. Gehrnunn will use
his for private transportation between
this city and the Stanley mine.
Tuesday morning a good force of men
was engaged in raising the Colorado
and Southern railway track where it
crosses Eighteenth avenue. The track
was raised eighteen inches, making it
almost level with the bridge. Street
Supervisor O'Rourke at once began
the work of filling in the approach to
tbe bridge, and the street now presents
a uniform and easy grade, which is a de
cided improvement.
Lou Vidler, came down from the
county seat Tuesday night and was
duly decorated frith horns, by the local
Elks. Ilis father, R. C. Vidler, has just
returned from s visit to Europe in the
interest of many big mining enterprises,
in which he was most successful in rats*
ing capital. It is the intention of
elder Vidler, after starting work on his
upper Clear Creek properties, to again
cross the pond on other mining business.
A special meeting of the city council
was held last Monday evening to discuss
arrangements for the proper observance
of Memorial day. Tbe old soldiers of
the city were represented by John Tra
then and C. F. Devlan, Sr., who aaked
that the board make a small donation to
kelp defray the expense# incident to the
proper celebration of the day. The
I board made contingent donation and
Mr. Devlan was selected as marshal
of the day.
Boost for Idaho Springs,
All the Time.
Mr. Lawrence of the State Agricul- *
tural College delightfully entertained the
High School Tuesday morning with 'a
short talk on President Roosevelt.
Next week will end the second semester
of the school term and will be observed
by the usual exercises in the various
grades. The high school has arranged
the following program of events for com
mencement week.
Sunday. May at, 11 a. m.. Commence
ment sermon at Presbyterian church.
Monday, May 22, 8 p. m.. Class day, in
| the gymnasium.
j Tuesday. May 23, Bp. m., eighth grade
graduation in the gymnasium,
i Wednesday, May 24, 8 p. m., Class
I pl*y in the opera bouse.
Thursday, May 25, 8 p. m.(Commence
ment exercises in the opera house.
The Commencement Sermon will »»e
delivered by Dr. Ami D. Hyde of the
University of Denver, at the Preshyter
jian church tomorrow morning at eleven
o'clock. The high school choir will
render the vocal selections.
This afternoon the Seniors will
i olmerve Ivy Day by planting ivy
roots around the school house walls and
I entertain the hope that every root will
, grow and help to beautify the premises.
This is the first year that anything of this
kind has been made a part of the closing
exercises and 1* c* nsidered a very good
J suggestion. The clav* of 'OS hope to see
it made a p*.rt of the exercises of every
I future Senior class.
“The Princess,'' by Tennyson, has been
selected as the class play and will be
| rendered at the opera house on Wed ties
| day evening. The class have it carefully
prepared, as they have be* n working up
jon it for some time. The following i«
j the cast;
The Princess Julia Rent
[ The Prince Maud Bennie
I Cyril Florence Bunt
j Florian Helena O’Rourke
; Lady Psyche May Krout
1 I.ady Blanche . .... Eva Cameron
Melissa ..Beatrice Rule
King Gatna Fannie Gilmore
The High school orchestra will render
selections of Tennyson music written by
1 .Sir Arthur Sullivan.
j It was announced that Dr. Z. X. Sny-
I der of the State Normal school would de-
J liver the address at the commencement
j exercises in the njx-ra house Thursday
evening, hut owing to h-s being detained
on that date by the State Board of
j Regents, will be unable to appear. D*.
Fleck, of tbe State School of Mines,
was selected to take his place.
Following is the program to lie given
by the seniors on Class day May 22 at K
o’clock p. m. in tbe gymnasium.
Opening Address Beatrice Rule.
Class II story Maude Bennie.
The Wail Senior Class
Class Poem Eva Camercti
Class Will Florence Bunt
Selection Mandolin Club
Ivy Poem Fannie Gilmore
Class Prophecy Helena O'Rourke
The Farewell Address Julia Reed
Class Song May Krout
Tlie eighth grade graduation exercises
will be held in the gymnasium on next
Tuesday evening, when the following
program will be rendered:
Piano Solo, “Orange Blossom"
Mary Mclsaac
Reading from “Ivanboe" Maud Aim
Trio—“ Echoes of The Waltz"
Phillip Anderson, Roy Plummer,
Day Dewey.
Recitation—“Locbiel’a Warning"
Robert Dahlberg, John Richards.
Piano I>net—*‘Gypay Polooaise"
Carrie Burger, Margaret Lynn
Mrs. Jarley Lucy Helman
Cello Solo—"EdelneisM" Day Dewey
"William Tell”—Act I. Scenes 1 and 2
Seven Boys
Class Song.
Presentation of Certificates.
Teachers Reemployed.
In acknowledgement of their most ex
cellent services during the past year the
entire corps of teachers in school district
No. 5, have been re-employed, which
a mures the maintainance of the high
standard M excellence now enjoyed.
While it ia understood that resignations
will be tendered by one or two of the
teechera, the alignments will remain
the same.
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